Police beat, arrest Boğaziçi University students demanding release of jailed friends

Turkish police beat and detained several Boğaziçi University students in Istanbul's Kadıköy district yesterday as they were gathering to protest the arrest of their...

1.5 million euros awarded to plaintiffs from Turkey by rights court in 2020

The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ordered Turkey to pay a total of 1,548,027 euros in awards to plaintiffs in 2020 after...

‘I fear for my life in here,’ says disabled bomb expert imprisoned on terrorism...

"I fear for my life in here," said disabled former bomb disposal expert Bilal Konakçı in a letter he wrote from his prison cell...

Turkish authorities keep another sick inmate in prison despite eligibility for parole

Mahmut Söylemez, who has been in prison for five years on trumped-up terrorism charges despite suffering from several chronic illnesses, has not been released...

Jailed Turkish academic hospitalized due to COVID-19

Renowned Turkish academic and political scientist Prof. Dr. Sedat Laçiner, who was jailed as part of a political crackdown on dissent in the wake...

Turkish scholar at French university stranded in Istanbul after authorities refuse to return passport

Turkish mathematician Tuna Altınel, 55, employed at France's Claude Bernard University, has been stranded in Istanbul since 2019 after Turkish authorities refused to return...

US report highlights Turkey’s crackdown on Gülen movement after coup attempt

A report by the US State Department regarding a series of “significant human rights issues” in Turkey has highlighted the crackdown launched by President...

Turkey’s Constitutional Court refuses to hear expelled MP’s appeal

Turkey’s top court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by an opposition lawmaker and prominent human rights defender Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu against his expulsion from...

Severely disabled man kept in solitary cell despite medical report citing imminent health risk

A severely disabled inmate is being kept in a solitary cell despite a medical report saying he is not able to take care of...

Turkish authorities arrest ailing 76-year-old man suffering from stage three cancer

Eyvaz Akıncı, 76, was arrested on March 21 and sent to Istanbul's Metris Prison for alleged links to a terrorist organization, despite suffering from...

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